This compact luxury crossover was originally launched in 2008 as 2009 year model. Original, first generation of it, is still in production. It was face lifted in 2012. However, it is about time to see its successor. According to the latest reports, new model will come next year, as 2017 Audi Q5. New model will come with plenty of changes. It will ride on new platform, it will get new look, new cabin, engines etc. The production of new model will be moved to Mexico.
2017 Audi Q5 design
After almost eight years of production, this excellent crossover is finally going to be replaced. Next-generation model will come as 2017 Audi Q5 and it will feature plenty of changes. It will ride on company’s new MLB Evo platform, which already under prints new Q7 models. This means that the body of 2017 Q5 will be made of several extra light materials, which will provide significant weight loss, which basically means better overall performances. We also expect to see new styling, which should be adapted to the company’s new design language. However, don’t expect something radical. The 2017 Audi Q5 will feature company’s recognizable styling and most of the changes will come at the front. We will see redesigned front fascia, which will feature new LED headlights and also new grille, which will come with horizontal strakes, instead of vertical ones, which characterize current model. Interior of 2017 Audi Q5 will be also completely redesigned and expect to see plenty of solutions borrowed from new Q7. New model will be also full of drive-assist and safety features such as Predictive Efficiency Assistant, Turning Assistant, Exit Warning System, Avoidance Assistant etc.
2017 Audi Q5 engine
The exact details about engines for 2017 Audi Q5 are still unknown. However, it is for sure that new model will be offered with various engines, just like it is case with all model of this company. There will be several petrol and diesel units in offer – all well-known and proven FSI and TDI engines, which will come with improvements both in terms of power and fuel economy. We also expect to see a hybrid configuration, which will be consisted probably of 2.0 liter turbo engine and two electric motors. Company claims that average consumption will be around 150 mpg, while all-electric range will be around 30 miles.
2017 Audi Q5 release date and price
The 2017 Audi Q5 will come somewhere next year. More precise date is still unknown. Base model is expected to go around 48.000 dollars.